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Don’t Worry, ‘Annabelle 2’ is Rated R for “Horror Violence and Terror”

Scariest Dolls

Director David F. Sandberg, coming off last year’s Lights Out, has had pretty high hopes for his Annabelle 2 from the very beginning. Last summer, he exclusively told us that he intended to make the sequel to the franchise spinoff into the “Godfather 2 of creepy doll movies,” and today we’re happy to report that Sandberg did not skimp on the violence and the scares.

The sequel, which Sandberg says will be better than the original, has just been given an R rating by the MPAA, on the grounds that it contains “horror violence and terror.”

Sandberg tweeted that he’s not surprised by that:

Look for it on August 11, 2017.

In Annabelle 2, “Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

The full cast includes Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Fox Catcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle.




  • zombie84_41

    I hope this is better then the first cus that movie was garbage

  • Maxime C

    I didn’t care much for the first one but it was the same for Conjuring yet I loved the sequel so… I guess I could be nicely surprised again.


    The full cast includes Talitha Bateman right?

  • Matt Graupman

    Pretty much everyone can agree that the first Annabelle film was pointless but I’m hoping this sequel follows the “Ouija: Origin Of Evil” template and delivers a vastly better movie. Sandberg’s “Lights Out” was decent but kinda tame; I’m hoping the R-rating will allow him to really let loose.

  • Ariel Baldo

    I’m one of the few that found the first one very entertaining (meaning the film is very watchable but not scary), so I’m very excited about this one.

  • DarkBree

    They made the same mistake Ouija did: the first movie was terrible, but it was good financially and the second was better but no one cared anymore and it flopped.

  • Simon Allen

    The first one was so appalling but i’m holding on to a glimmer of hope for this because I loved Lights Out .

    • Barry El Beardo

      That elevator scene was intense but went nowhere 🙁

      • Simon Allen

        Such a wasted opportunity .

  • Luca Vasto

    Annabelle sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHUCKY IS THE ONLY KILLER DOLL

  • Blood Boil

    I’d rather watch a John Goodman’s colonoscopy footage

    • Colonel Ives


  • SVSLee

    I enjoyed the first one. Didn’t see it at the cinema but bought the DVD. That elevator scene definitely sticks in the memory.

    It was a slow-moving film though. Not surprised it wasn’t for everyone.

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